Cast of the film House of Gucci: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Jared Leto, Salma Hayek, Jack Huston
Director of the film House of Gucci: Ridley scott
House of Gucci movie rating: 3.5 stars
Fashion that moves billions has that intangible amount, an indefinable extra that distinguishes a shocking shade of pink from another blinding shade of blue. House of Gucci has that extra in Lady Gaga, the woman in fur caps, leopard prints, big nails, gold jewelry, and an ever-changing bouffant, constantly keeping Ridley Scott’s latest from getting too boring, too long, and too serious. In a film filled with “characters” speaking on various levels of atrocious Italian accent, his Patrizia Reggiani is all heart, even when he’s in the wrong place.
A woman from an average Italian middle-class household in the late 1970s peering out the window of the world of the famous Guccis. This is what a monologue lets us know at the beginning. And Patrizia starts out like this, loving Maurizio Gucci (Driver) as much as she loves his last name, and truly driven by both of them to the end, not caring much what gets in the way. First she reconfigures herself as a woman who would catch Maurizio’s deliberately gloomy eyes, then as a wife who would not be out of place in Gucci’s world, then as an ambitious woman frustrated with Maurizio’s lazy resignation to the decay of the surname. and then as a fierce businessman cruelly dealing with inconvenient relatives, only to find that Maurizio dismisses her for being too far removed from what she had been, to return with a friend more of her league and liking.
This is a story arc we’re unfamiliar with, and perhaps few can embrace being different characters at the same time as Lady Gaga. The only one who comes close to coming toe-to-toe with her, whether it’s Sophia Loren embellished heels or custom burgundy leather once wore by Clark Gable, is Al Pacino as Aldo Gucci. Since half the fashion empire isn’t overly concerned with where the money comes from, including replicas, as long as the two looped G’s are in them, he sees Patrizia for what she is. She is a soul mate in a house where Maurizio acts unselfish – while pedaling, skateboarding and eating on the roadside to seek “normality” – and Maurizio’s ailing and weakened father and Aldo’s brother Rudolfo (Irons ), imagines himself as the keeper of an old legacy. .
Unfortunately, House of Gucci doesn’t provide enough opportunities for the two to put their wits to the test. Driver is trying too hard like Maurizio, plus he really does seem like the “incompetent brat” as Patrizia describes him. Contrary to her, Maurizio’s transition is not convincing. Leto as Aldo’s “idiotic” son, Paolo, is so underrated, hammering desperately to be seen over the pink corduroys and bad hair he wears.
When Patrizia insists on a completely superfluous Salma Hayek, as Pina’s fortune-teller and advisor, that it was he who made Maurizio, one cannot help but agree. When she vows to take secrets to the grave – swearing on “Father, Son, and the House of Gucci” – you know this is a woman you shouldn’t cross paths with. How would Gucci discover.